On August 10, at the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow, a grand opening of the monument to Yuri Anatolyevich Koshelev took place. He headed the company for over 18 years from 1959 to 1977.
Colleagues, students, relatives and the leadership of Mosmetrostroy gathered to honor the memory of the Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the USSR State Prize in the field of technology, honored builder of the RSFSR, academician of the Russian Academy of Transport.
The people from the Memory of Metrostroy search squad took their places in the guard of honor at the grave of Yuri Koshelev, the monument itself is until time hidden by a velvet cape in a burgundy corporate color. The orchestra sounded, and the Chairman of the Council of War and Labor Veterans Boris Prigoda opened the ceremony.
“Yuri Anatolyevich is a person who came to Metrostroy in difficult times and helped the organization to survive. Therefore, the memory of him will live forever ", - said General Director of JSC “Mosmetrostroy” Sergei Zhukov.
“It is difficult to overestimate his contribution to metro construction. He was a great teacher, and Metrostroy was his favorite child. He taught us to love, respect and be proud of our organization”, - recalled the head and mentor of TO-6 veteran Georgy Makarevich.
To the hymn of Metrostroy, the veil was removed from the monument and a unique architectural object was opened to the eyes of those present. Reinforced concrete tunnel lining in the center of the granite slab. Looking at him, it is immediately clear that a metro builder is buried here. On the right - a portrait and favorite phrase of Yuri Koshelev: "My life - is all metrostroy!" The author of the unusual monument was the Metrogiprotrans architect Amantai Kurenbaev, who designed the Maryina Roshcha station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line. At the end, all those present laid flowers.